Generational Extended Family of Mary Marciel (9/22/1889-4/6/1964) and Herman Lawrence Lake (10/24/1891-9/21/1974)
7/4/1975, ʻOhana Kaʻilikea-Marciel Reunion Lūʻau - Children of Herman and Mary Lake (from left to right): Ethelreda Kaiona and Clothilda Uia. Absent: Benny Lake
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MARY MARCIEL LAKE: Born at Hāna, Maui, on Sept. 22, 1889; died on April 6, 1964, at Honolulu, Oʻahu. HERMAN LAWRENCE LAKE: Born at Wailuku, Maui, on Oct. 24, 1891; died Sept. 21, 1974, at Honolulu, Oʻahu.
MILL STREET HOME of Mary and Herman Lake
Mary Marciel Lake attended the Sacred Hearts Convent located on Fort Street in Honolulu and the old Normal School for her teaching career. She became a teacher at Kahakuloa Grammar School on Maui. Her means of transportation was by horse from Wailuku to Kahakuloa. She gave up teaching upon her marriage. During World War II she worked for the Corps of Engineers U.S. Army, as a forelady, on Maui.
Mary was very active in her community affairs and belonged to several organizations. She was active in the Catholic Church fund raising programs. Members of the Marciel and Lake families were some of the biggest contributors to the Saint Anthony Church in Wailuku. The other organizations which Mary belonged to were American Legion Women's Auxiliary, University of Hawaiʻi Extension Club, Waiʻanae Hawaiian Civic Club, Kapahulu Parks and Recreation, Quilting Club, original member and president of Hui Ahoni Hemolele Society of St. Anthony Church and member of the board of directors of the Forman Union Trust Company of Maui.
Mary was brought up on her family ranch in Kaupō. This made her a good horseback rider. This talent was not wasted, as she rode beside her father working cattle from the Kaupō Gap to the ranch acres. Mary later moved to Wailuku to assume her teaching career.
The Wailuku home on Mill Street was acquired by her father from the Goodness family for Mary. As years went by it became the stopping point for the Marciel family who spent many nights before going back to their homes in Hāna, Kaupō and other areas. Nieces and nephews will remember this as being their home also when they relocated for their schooling in Wailuku as limited grades were available in Kaupō.
Tūtū Kaupō, injured from a fall from his horse, fractured his pelvis, was brought from Kaupō by horseback to Kīpahulu on a special wicker chair placed on the horse. He spent his remaining days at the Mill Street home with Mary and her family. Tūtū Kaupō passed away on July 3, 1929, and his wake was held at this home.
Mary and Herman had three children: Benny (adopted), Ethelreda Kaiona, Clothilda Uia